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Identity

No Self: How Identities are Created

What makes up the “I” in you? You may define yourself as many things: a mother, a father, a sibling, a friend, a lover, etc. You are not your identity. However, it helps to know how your identity was created. Modern psychologists and ancient teachings align on...

5 Meditation Tips from 5 Masters

We all get stuck on our meditative paths sometimes, even if we’ve been practicing for years, and those who are just beginning a meditative practice can use some of the same encouragement. Here are five meditation tips from five different meditation masters to keep you...

7 Important Neurotransmitters Released During Meditation

The incredible implications of a meditation habit have been widely documented, but sometimes it brings the point home to look at the actual brain chemicals (neurotransmitters) that are affected when we sit in quiet contemplation and raise our consciousness. There are seven important neurotransmitters that change...

Illusion of Mind

Preparation (Visualization) is the Key to Success

As the acting coach Constantin Stanislavakin likes to says, “Rehearsals are the work. Performance is the relaxation.” When Yo-Yo Ma, the famous cellist, steps into the green room just before a performance, he isn’t sweating. He just chills out. He’s spent countless hours rehearsing every musical...

Meditation for a New You in the New Year

Meditation has so many documented benefits now, it’s a bit like brushing your teeth. If you don’t do it, you’ll regret it, but here are a dozen reasons you’ll want to add meditation to your life in 2018 if you haven’t already developed a regular...

Brain waves

Reaching Higher Levels of Consciousness

Many people are aware of the basic brain wave states: Beta, Alpha, Delta, Theta, and Gamma, but few have heard of Epsilon brain wave states, let alone understand how to achieve them. Epsilon brain states are possibly so elusive because they are rarely attained, but...

What Being Yourself Really Means

We have heard many times, people saying, or even ourselves sometimes, that we want to be ourselves. But what does that really mean? Does that mean being of some kind of gender? Being a woman, a man or transgender. Does that mean being from certain nationality? From...